MaroondahSustainable Transport

ABC 774 with Red Symons – discussing the removal of zone three

By March 5, 2007No Comments

This morning I was interviewed briefly by Red Symons on ABC 774 in regard to the removal of zone three fares. The abolition of zone three has definitely removed one of the major pricing inequities facing public transport in Melbourne’s east and southeast.

This benefit however, in making public transport more affordable, will not be fully realised until Melbourne’s outer suburbs are provided with a level of service that encourages public transport usage. While the status quo of infrequent services and buses that do not meet trains remains, public transport will continue to remain uncompetitive to car travel.

The government must now take the next step and improve the level of public transport services to complement the removal of zone three.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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